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of the nra, the entertainment and video industry more recently. what can you tell us about the outcome? >> reporter: well, jon he met with entertainment industry leaders last night and today he'll meet with the video game industry. there is not a lot of concern about new regulations of any consequence being imposed on their industries or the first amendment on the entertainment side of that. by contrast you talk about the grassroots battle that is growing overt second amendment and the right to bear arms there is a growing concern in washington on the gun control side that the ban on semi-automatic military-style assault weapons might be really hard to achieve for the obama administration despite mr. biden's task force efforts going on for three days in the summit. dianne feinstein the senator from california has the pweurblgs there may not be enougbill. there may not be enough votes to pass that. the idea that high capacity military ammunition magazines could actually be limited, that seems to have some currency and momentum as does the background checks. but this eupl mass on the act
leader, has long been a big supporter of the nra and they have returned the favor politically to him. that is one of the reasons he won re-election in difficulty fashion in 2010. now in 2014 other democratic senators in swing states who are up. jon: up for re-election. >> that's right. jon: if they cast a vote that is seen to be against the interests of firearms owners, hunters and the like, they could be in real trouble? >> guns and nra are both very popular in states like alaska and montana and arkansas and south dakota where there's a hunting culture, and, those senators like mark begich in alaska, will he actually vote for a gun ban? that i think is very problematic for the president. you're hearing some of these democrats, either noncommittal and saying i think this goes too far. jon: i was a little surprised when i heard about the executive actions the president was taking. it didn't seem to amount to, you know, large steps? >> no, i think that's right. they were pretty small things. a couple of things that might make a difference are on mental health, particularly easing priva
level in a hundred years. the nra has over 80,000 certified instructors who teach our military personnel, law enforcement officers on many other american men and women how to safely use firearms. we do more and spend more than anyone else on teaching safe and responsible gun ownership. we join the nation in sorrow over the tragedy that occurred in newtown, connecticut. there is nothing more precious than our children, and we have no more sacred duty than to protect our children and to keep them safe. that's why we ask former congressman and undersecretary of homeland security assa hutchison to bring in every available expert to bring in a model school shield program, one that can be individually tailored to make our schools as safe as possible. it's time to throw an immediate blanket of security around our children. about a third of our schools right now have armed security already because it works, and that number is growing every day. right now state officials, local authorities and school district in 50 states are considering their own plans to protect children in schools. in addition
lapierre speaking. >> there are 4.5 million active members of the nra and they are joined by tens of millions of supporters throughout the country. it's on behalf of those millions of decent, hard-working, law abiding citizens that i'm here today to give voice to their concerns. the title of today's hearings is, what should america do about gun violence? we believe the answer to that question is to be honest about what works, and honest about what doesn't work. teaching safe and responsible gun ownership works, and the nra has a long and proud history of doing exactly that. our eddie eagle child safety program has taught 25 million young children that if they see a gun they should do four things, stop, don't touch it, leave the area, and call an adult. as a result of this an other private sector programs fatal firearms accidents are at the lowest level in a hundred years. the nra has over 80,000 certified instructors who teach our military personnel, law enforcement officers on many other american men and women how to safely use firearms. we do more and spend more than anyone else
that republicans want. they want the assault weapons ban vote. this is such a big showdown between the nra and obama. obama didn't take on the nra in his first term. this will be a big, big battle. jon: as you point out, more than half of congress has an a-rating from the nra. >> yes. that's right. and that is a big problem for the white house. they know this is an uphill climb. they have other things on their plate. they have obviously got the debt debate. they have immigration reform. they want to get to energy. how many political capital is obama going to spend? we shall see. jon: that will be the interesting fight. bob cusack from "the hill.". >> thanks, jon. jenna: well the doctor is in now on a very small study offering what some say could be some encouraging news about autism. researchers say some people with the disorder can overcome it through behavioral therapy and maybe early treatment. university of connecticut study only looked at 34 people initially diagnosed with a higher functioning form of autism and researchers say later showed no signs of the disorder. many doctors cauti
in gun control that he thinks he has. jon: hairy weed has the support of the nra in times past. >> yes, harry reid cannot cross the nra. there are voters in a lot of these places. the nra doesn't speak for them. this is a popular position among actual voters and you can see the red states with blue feathers. jon: good analysis as always. thank you so much. >> it's great to be here be to growing pressure on the senate to do something they haven't done in four years. we are talking about passing a federal budget. republicans in the house trying to force senators to come up with a spending plan will go without pay. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill with more. when we take up the debt ceiling deal? reporter: the senate is likely to take up the bill some time next week. they are required to pass a budget by april 15. bottom line, fiscal conservative senators are loving it. >> they have really written some good budgets, tough budget that they have defended, but the democratic senate has just a few. they say send more money. they need the american people to send more money. we don't need a
but in the, in nra membership as well. i think that there is an expected, expectation on the part of the administration that the national rifle association's power is going to be quite, formidable and that they are not going to be able to pass everything in their legislative package, which as you mention is going to be outlined in specifics, soon. it will include, an assault weapons ban. it will include restrictions on magazine clips and high capacity ammunition. that is the kind of thing that will be fought hard by the nra. white house doesn't expect an assault weapons ban to pass but it will include it in its goals because they want to include everything in its goals. i think what they're expecting in the end to find consensus on is more like, i said, consensus and cooperation in the area of background checks and screening, before guns are purchased. maybe the closing of the gun show loophole so that people engaging in private sales and buying guns at shows are going to have to undergo background checks that is something, if you look in polling is popular even with nra membershi
nra. this afternoon, retailers like wal-mart, one of the nation's largest gun sellers. a variety of groups along with these organizations. biden and the president made it clear they want a ban on semiautomatic weapons, high magazines and universal background checks and a national database to track down weapons. all these things are in contention and discuss. they could come up pretty fast. like to see a role for mental illness. mr. biden very clear and brunt talking about the possibility of executive orders. >> i want it clear to the american public that on behalf of the president we're reaching out to all, all parties on whatever side of this debate you fall but the president is going to act. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. >> reporter: well, second amendment backers were alarmed by the emphasis on executive action to be taken. the new chairman of the house republican study committee, which is the biggest subgroup of conservatives among republicans in congress issued a pretty blunt statement themselves say, quote, vice president biden would do wel
the assault weapons band there is fresh opposition for the band from the nra and harry reid questions whether it could pass congress, given that, how hard will you push for an assault weapons ban and if one can not pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in a broad package to in order to curb gun violence successfully? >> as i said the vice president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the last month, meeting with a lot of stakeholders in this, including the nra, listened to proposals from all quarters and they presented me now with a list of sensible common sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kinds of violence we saw at newtown doesn't happen again. i'm going to be meeting with the vice president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week, to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics. my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe and that we
recall, was endorsed by the nra, harry reid voted against the assault ban in 2004 and got a b grade from the nra. so if i were giving the democrats any type of advice, they should not follow the president's liberal agenda on gun control. jon: -pt president doesn't have to run for office again. he's won re-election. he has four years to get done what he wants to do. we heard in the inaugural address that he seems to have moved -- well he seems to be pushing some more liberal positions than he espoused earlier. you have senators like tim johnson of south dakota. mark udall of colorado, maryland drew of lashes all of the democratic senators, all of them from states that do not favor increasing restrictions on john sales. >> then also you have members of congress that are up for re-election, and some of these are blue dog democrats. when people go to the polls if they do not vote their conscience and vote for their constituents, people at the polls are going to give them pain of defeat. when it comes to god in certain states and when it comes to guns people do not go against the grain of wha
, the nra has said that it supports. it also -- it lists among these 23 executive orders, launching a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign, a number of things that are not that -- they are executive actions, but they are not orders per se. it has a number of healthcare issues, mental health, telling the health and human services department to look into the issue of mental health and gun violence. and it also instructs the centers for disease control and prevention to launch a major effort to study gun violence. that's really the only issue here in the 23 that deals anything with video games or hollywood, is basically launching a study into gun violence. the rest of these 23 have to do with guns specifically, and obviously the push that the president is announcing, a major push that he says his office is going to get behind 100% around the country to make sure this legislation passes. jon: he says he wants to renew the assault weapons ban and institute a ban on magazines that hold more than ten rounds. he's been told even by some democrats on capitol hill that at leas
have locked in a safe at home. what we do want is what the majority of the nra members and other americans want, responsible changes in our law to require responsible gun ownership and reduce gun violence. here is a live look at some of the preliminaries in tucson, in just a few minutes at exactly 10:11am mountain time bells will ring out across the city marking the moment two years ago when a gunman opened fire outside a soup irmarket killing six people and wounding 12 including former congresswoman giffords. jenna: for some context when we are we talking about gun laws. federal gun control efforts go back to the 1930s. congress passed a national firearms act in 1934 during an era of rampant violence linked to prohibition. the law targets automatic fire weapons, imposes a tax on the making and selling of firearms, and requires registration of certain types of firearms. well decades later in 1968 following several high profile assassinations congress even acted the gun control act. that law prohibits all convicted felons, drug users, and the mentally ill from buying guns. it rais
destroys all of the kind of tales that the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. guns are positive things in the climate of america. >> reporter: feinstein of course was the author of the 199 assault weapons ban which was not renewed after it expired 10 years later, jamie. jamie: the one we've been hearing most about is the vice president who has been leading the administration's push for these new gun laws. what is he up to? >> reporter: biden is a former prosecutor. he is the author of violence against women act. he held a couple events last week including google plus hankout and roundtable at virginia commonwealth university. his criticism of assault weapons that they put police at disadvantage. cops find themselves outgunned. new york city police commissioner ray kelley said he would like an assault weapons ban but he said handguns is the big problem. >> we don't want them on the streets, make no mistake about it. but the problem is the handgun. 60% of the murders in new york city are caused by handguns and we've simply have too many of them. >> reporter: in an int
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